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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
and a lot of frederick. 355 would be the late to go. 95 in virginia, roadworks southbound between newington and richmond, one lane open to the right until 5:00 a.m. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that they have been left behind by a gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. biba shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe. so many questions. the incident unfolded at discovery headquarters in downtown silver spring. courtney robinson is live with the latest developments. good morning. >> good morning. it is not clear if overnight officers discovered any more of these devices. a man who is now dead was well known at discovery, known as a longtime protester. he was upset over some of their programming. four hours, officers say this man, james j. lee, held three men hostage inside the building. it began around 0:00 yesterday afternoon when he walked into the lobby with a handgun and explosives in the form of canister is strapped to his body, carrying a backpack believed to be explosives. he fired
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
to make its way up the east coast. the storm's wrath is being felt in southeastern virginia. it brought heavy rain and rough surf to the north carolina coast. there are some reports of flooding in the outer barnings. while the storm may not -- banks. while the storm may not be as strong, it packs quite a punch. we're going to check in with adam. he is live in ocean city and it is still pretty calm out there, adam, isn't it? >> you know, greta, it is really not that bad out here. we have sustained winds 10-15 miles per hour and few gusts. let's take a look at the latest. still a category 2 storm. maximum sustained winds at 105 miles per hour. a hurricane watch is still in effect in case this happens to wobble to west just a little bit, which is not that likely. situated now 85 miles east of cape hateras. what does that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
carolina and virginia have declared a state of emergency. maryland's coastal areas are under a hurricane watch, and tonight don harrison is keeping a close eye on earl what's the mood like tonight. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest weekends of the summer there could be 300,000 people here. ocean city is a coastal town they are used to getting storms tropical depressions nor he's terse. there's a lot of sand behind me hopefully ocean city's beach can handle this. there's about 10 miles of beach in ocean city. the lifeguards are spread thin because a lot have gone home or back to school. so vacationers are looking for a little excitement from earl. >> we're not worried about it. we're excited about the hurricane. we don't get any in new york. >> reporter: well some people are excited about this. of course you know the beach gets up here and the surfers like it out here and we have maryland's spokesman their mayor, mayor rick meehan how is ocean city looking for this weekend. >> i think we're looking all things considered pretty good. it looks like the storm is going to pass a couple
in government policy played a role in the crash that killed a virginia at 9 and injured two others. the prince william county police chief question, why it carlos was issued an employment authorization card. he was allegedly drunk when he crashed into a car carrying the nuns to a church retreat. he had been convicted of dui two times before. >>> large as the police are searching for a missing autistic teen. he was last seen yesterday at 9:00. he is known to frequent the shopping center of barack silk and walk down route 55 in germantown. >>> this was quite a catch. if fishermen in st. mary's county definitely building a big one. it was not a fish. it was an eight-foot bull shark. >> it was just half a mile from where people slam. the fishermen has quite a shark tale to tell. >> he spends most days on a boat in southern maryland. after 30 years of commercial fishing, this was a first. he and several other men wrestle this 8 foot bull shark out of their large net wednesday. they were in the potomac river. >> i saw the dorsal fin down there. i do not know what it is, but it is big. >> bull sharks
and down toward virginia beach as well. but inland in chesapeake, you are not included in this. take a look at these winds. 30 to 50 miles per hour in the southern portions of delmarva, toward the solomons area. maybe 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at d.c. maybe 10 to 20 miles per hour. west of that, not much in the way of winds. a very tight gradient as who sees some wind and had a doesn't see any at all. same deal with the rain. very with the toward the east. for most areas we're staying on the dry side. this evening we will see high clouds continue to increase. it will be a nice evening and a nice night around here. then tomorrow, partly cloudy, mainly dry early. 66 to 74 degrees tomorrow. partly sunny. showers mainly on the eastern shore, turning breezy. 85 to 90 degrees. as we look through the next four days. 79 on saturday. a little on the windy side there. breezy sunday, around 80 degrees. right now the weather looks great saturday, sunday and monday. for most of us in this area, tomorrow you're going to be like what hurricane do they continue to talk about? you really won't see much
drenched virginia earlier today as it moved the eastern seaboard. the outer bands that lashed north carolina with winds and heavy rains but the storm did not come close enough to do severe damage. don harrison joins us live. lacks like business as usual in ocean city other than the flooding behind you don. >> reporter: well, they are getting back to usual. you ocean city does have about 10 miles of beach. they have a long coastline. they have jet hes out here. sands dunes they put up some snow fences to take the sands from flowing around. they have done a lot. all this to get ready for earl. earl has provided quite an awesome display of the power of mother nature. >> there are waves out there cracking all over the beach here. >> reporter: many people take advantage of this situation. jet skyers get a ride for their life. the coast guard uses this as a time to train their men how to handle rough seas. some observers are impressed with the surf. >> it's the biggest waves ever seen. >> reporter: ocean city officials have closed the water to swimming, it is awful dangerous out here
earl will end up. many people remember back in 2003, let's take a look. this is virginia beach at the time. it was later september when hurricane isabel took over the mid-atlantic area, blasting virginia beach towns before moving up here to visit us. normally that would be a good thing but not considering the size of the storm, even though isabel's center was moving across western maryland and pennsylvania, its circulation was pushing water back up the bay causing epic flooding from annapolis to downtown baltimore. people were out there paddle boating to get around back in 2003. >>> and remember you can always get the latest on earl's path on our website, abc2news.com, we'll have the up-to-the-minute forecast and updates from anywhere earl has an impact. stay with us, abc2news.com, throughout the week. we'll have live team coverage from ocean city starting tomorrow until after earl has passed us by. >> five minutes after 6:00. people in one glen burnie neighborhood are upset, but to be honest anyone will be upset when you hear this story. police are looking for a man who raped
. they are headed to the eastern shore anyway. some have elected to go down to virginia where the hurricane is dumping heavy rains on the virginia coast. some people are driving. others are flying this labor day weekend. if your plans include hopping on a plane, you probably want to know, can i get out of town? linda so joins us perfect bwi thurgood marshall airport. hi, linda. >> reporter: good morning. no major cancellations or delays because of hurricane earl. it's causing a little bit of delays from the carolinas to the new england area, labor day vacationers are keeping a close eye on the storm. while the majority of us will be driving, labor day is a big weekend for air travel. several major airlines are allowing customers to rebook their flights if they are worried buzz of earl. south west is letting its customers get ahead of the storm and catch an earlier flight at no extra charge. >> we've been tracking it, and trying depending upon which angle it takes it could either hit boston or miss it, but we're going to get ahead of the storm. we don't know what will happen as you get there
, virginia, plans to open an adult themed store in the old town area has riled some community leaders. they stay store will ruin the wholesome environment they've worked very hard to create there. the store owner says her shop is being unfairly judged. julie carey has more on this. >> reporter: old town Ñimanassa local leaders have spent hundreds of thousands to make it family friendly. that's why some are alarmed to learn, this new store opening soon will feature adult items. the window promises dvds, lotions, lingerie and more. they've called a community meeting. >> it is a big quhern a porno shop wants to locate here. we have them in prince william county and manassas and i've never raised a fuss about it. i've never gone out to shut them down. right here in old town is not the place to do it. >> reporter: the director of the arts center down the block agrees. >> we have the center for the arts. we have a lot of classes in the arts. we have thousands of children that come through every year. and their parents, and i think it is absolutely the wrong place to have a shop like this.
, thank you, doug. >>> in virginia, hurricane earl brought rain and winds as it passed along the coastline this morning. down in virginia beach, there was some rough seas, some light rain. overall it fathers commonwealth dodged any major damage with what was by then a category 2 storm. by mid morning, officials say there were reports of a small number of power outages and some minor flooding. early this morning, earl's winds and rain hit the outer banks in north carolina. a number of major roadways were flooded. about 5,000 people lost power there. schools were closed in six counties. about 400 people went to shelters during the peak of the storm. the officials say nobody was injured. at least no injuries were reported. and while the damage was less than expected, there will be some clean-up after the water recedes. >> more than half a dozen major airlines say they will wave change fees for customers flying into the pafth hurricane earl. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. m
of virginia from tyson's corner. a little better as you can see on the outer loop. this is the beltway at river road, not as bad coming out of 270. in virginia, the delays are pretty normal, from springfield. you will see some more delays across the river bridge. big problems on the 14th street bridge earlier. you are seeing things moving pretty well moving out of d.c. and moving into d.c. >>> coming up, is this popular diaper causing severe diaper rash is? >> george clooney goes for an international audience this weekend. >> 6:00, at nearly $1 billion, that is the price tag for fixing the metro system after last year's deadly collision. >>> at george clooney is back in action on the big screen this weekend. >> i will answer the question that i know you want to know, he looks great. >> that is a good one. >> there is something else coming up on this report that you both like. "the american" is about an assassin on one last job. it feels like an early 1960's european feel. george clooney must hide in plain sight while plotting a murder and avoiding the hit man that has a target on his b
in effect. a tropical storm warning for thation city area, sussex county, worcester and virginia. hurricane watch for those folks. i think there may be a period of 4 to 6 hours where they can have tropical storm force winds. anything in excess of 39 miles per hour. tim has a look at how this may affect our local weather and the bay in our general region. >> reporter: bob, as you mentioned, the storm is going to be passing about 150 miles off this coast. these graphics kind of help explain the impact for us as we watch the storm move on up the shoreline. we'll be seeing wind shifting direction. as the storm is approaching and it starts to thin, of course, counter clockwise as it approaches our region, it will be kicking some water into the bay, up to one to three feet higher than average tide. at least for the time that it is moving on through. but those coastal flood advisories only in effect through tomorrow afternoon. because the storm moves through pretty quickly. as it continues continues to move on by, the winds shift. and as they start to come in from the north, it starts to push all
bands with the heavy wind gusts will reach probably into eastern virginia area, and ocean city late tonight, and during the early and afternoon, expect that to be in the ocean city area. temperature-wise, except for ocean city, pretty hot. 91. down to 79. winds coming off the ocean. hot spot this afternoon, cumberland got to 100 degrees last hour. 99 in the valley. 86 in oakland. dew point, moderate range at 65 degrees. there's earl. clearly showing that it has weakened. beginning to drop down. still a strong storm. but the winds were much stronger. to the west, that front we have been telling you about, with the much cooler air behind it. that's going to move in for the weekend. for our region, don't expect to see any rain in the baltimore area at all. all of the rain is going to be right along the coastal regions. maybe as far west as came bridge. maybe a little in southern maryland. bulk of the winds will be offshore. that doesn't mean we won't see tropical storm force winds through long island and the maryland and delaware area. and especially down here in southeast virginia, ea
to the tip of virginia there. 1- to 3-foot higher than average tide could be possible, just until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. that is when the advisory will be lifted. we'll talk about more of this in your complete updated five- day forecast coming up in a few moments. back inside. >> first warning weather coverage continues with adam may, live in ocean city, with big precautions already in effect there. adam? >> reporter: certainly, a lot of precautions now, denise. a lot of the businesses have packed up their outdoor belongings. also, at 1:00 this afternoon, the beach patrol ordered all swimmers out of the water. but if you look back here right now, you might see there are still people in the water. those are surfers. the beach patrol says it is safe for surfers right now. and here's why. >> that's what we wait for. >> this morning, it was a little overhead. and kind of dumpy over here. so kind of waiting for the tide to fill in. and we're trying it again now. >> it's fast. >> experienced watermen. they use the rip currents to help them get out through the waves. >> usually with hurric
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
in massachusetts in order to prepare for earl's roorks a -- arrival. virginia's governor bob macdonald declared a state of emergency just as a precaution. allowing the state to get ready ahead of the storm. stay with wjz for the latest on hurricane earl that tracks the storm. get forecast updates and see livedoppler radar, go to wjz.com. >>> another hot and more humid day. the temperature high enough early enough to close baltimore county schools early. outside right now, with mostly sunny and still very warm. we'll has weather and traffic together. bob turk is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? >> this is the first day since school started with temperatures of 90 plus. the dew point is up a little bit from what it was yesterday. we were at 61. right now, it's at 63. our temperature at 94. d.c. at 97. cumberland again at 97. ocean city at 86. and oakland, 80. but with a dew point at 63, that 94 feels like 95. so it's a little hotter. the hottest spot we can find down in easton, where it's pretty humid, at 99 degrees. looks like another warm one coming up tomorrow. ma
and virginia and the outer band still off the coast and it's going to be making its way in as we go into the overnight hours. and we are also going to be seeing a cold front. yes, that's what you are seeing. a cold front is going to be push in. a cold front and hurricane earl. here's the wider view i wanted to show you. you can see that eye and boy, that eye is really getting it act together. the storm getting its act together. this will start to weaken a little bit as it starts to move closer to us. but the bad news is, it is still going to be a major hurricane. it is a category 4. the forward movement is north, northwest at 16 miles an hour. it's 633 miles away west, southwest of bermuda. we are looking at that. but also check out what's happening. so it gets to ocean city, like i said, it will encounter some sheer. it will weaken it and also run into cooler water and that weakens it as well. forecast at 115 miles an hour. that's still a category 3. then it's going to get out of here, head into the north. and then we are going to be looking much better as we go into the weekend. h
a hurricane down in virginia beach where the police actually came and were arresting surfers as they came out of the water because they were told not to go in. sometimes they really take it seriously down there. >> a little earlier today. >> thanks, doug. check in with you later. >> thank you. >>> and now to the story of a woman named mary davis, and the man she knew she would marry when she was just 11 years old. >> one year ago, that man, her husband was shot and killed in forestville, maryland. she said that's the day an incredible love story came to an end. >> reporter: when fred davis was just 13 and mary herbert was 11, he told her he wanted to marry her. >> he told me that he wanted to marry me and he wanted to grow old with me. rr seven years later, they elope and took wedding vows in front of a judge in upper marlboro. >> it was romantic. the secret of eloping was exciting to him. >> reporter: she was a nurse. he was a rodeo rider. a champion rodeo rider. an accomplished golfer. this is one of his trophies. an avid hunter. this is his bear. with all of this going on, fred always foun
, this was just put on. it is a coastal flood statement that is in effect for the maryland and virginia beaches. delaware beaches, not even a part of this. at this point. but it is for the heavy swells, the very strong current. and the rip tides that we have been talking about. as earl makes his exit up to the northeast and across nova scotia and into canada. we're looking at a front that has generated thoarnlts. that -- thunderstorms. that front is going to wipe away this humidity out here. we're going to see temperatures noticeably lower, along with dew points. it's going to be a delightful weekend ahead. bob will have the updated forecast just ahead. >>> hurricane earl is now headed for eastern massachusetts. residents have been asking to leave low-lying areas as the storm takes aim. randall pinkston has the preparations on cape cod. >> reporter: cape cod residents are making final preparations to ride out the storm. as the weakened earl churns toward eastern massachusetts. cory meters and his -- metters and his father spent the day boarding up the shop. >> living in new england, the weather
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